I-70 shut down, federal courthouse blocked and frozen water bottles thrown at police, but no shootings on Monday.
Belmar told The Associated Press: “They’re not going to take the street tonight. That’s not going to happen.”
About 10 p.m., the St. Louis County Police Department tweeted that the “unruly” crowd was throwing frozen water bottles at police.
Police arrested 56 demonstrators attempting to enter the federal courthouse in downtown St. Louis as part of a day of civil disobedience marking one year since Michael Brown’s death.
Prosecutors have filed 10 counts against Tyrone Harris, the 18-year-old black suspect who was critically wounded after being shot by police Sunday night in Ferguson.
The father of the suspect, 18-year-old Tyrone Harris Jr., called the police version of events “a bunch of lies.” He said his son was unarmed and had been drawn into a dispute involving two groups of young people.
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar held a news conference early Monday addressing an officer-involved shooting that left an 18-year-old critically injured after he allegedly fired shots at police.
Police say Hopson was involved in a Michael Brown protest and was wearing a backpack containing a firearm. They say officers saw Hopson firing shots into a fleeing crowd on West Florissant.
Three suspects are in custody following a drive-by shooting and police chase. The shooting occurred near the church where a Michael Brown memorial service was being held.
Police and the law a year after Michael Brown. Blues and Cardinals birthdays. Fantastic Four. Oklahoma. Sneezes.